Day Care and Early Education

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 14-16

First online:

Child-initiated activity: Its importance in early childhood education

  • Janis R. Bullock

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The teacher is discussing the activities of the day with a group of fifteen four-year-olds. She explains that first the total group will go to the art area and then to the science demonstration. Then the children will have a snack and go outside. When she is finished talking, all of the children get up and move to the art tables.